An Infinite Moment

One of the things that Buddhist mediation emphasizes is the acceptance of Impermanence, that everything changes, begins and ends, is created and destroyed.  When you first mediate, you open you mind and just let your thoughts wander, let feelings come and go – allow yourself just to be in that moment. But the moments of […]

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The Problem Why

I finally had lunch with my elderly neighbor on Valentine’s Day.  I had invited her out before, but she kept telling me that she’s going home tomorrow.  When she didn’t come home, we went to visit her at the assisted living facility.  And again, she tells us she’s going home tomorrow. She’s going home tomorrow […]

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Cherishing the Present

We have two labs, 11 and 14.  The 11-year-old lab, Butter, passed away almost three weeks ago.    There are still days when I don’t want to get out of bed or do much of anything, but I have to manage those urges to check out and dwell in my sadness.  For my sake, but more […]

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The World Made Right

When you’re in severe physical pain, the only thing you want is for the pain to go away.  I think the same can be said for our emotional pain.  Our emotional and mental anguish can overwhelm us to the point where we let it consume us or we try to get rid of it by […]

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Personal Environments

So far, I’ve been able to keep up with these daily blog posts.  However, it hasn’t been without challenges and consequences.  I’m usually in bed and asleep by nine and up at six, so staying up until midnight to blog and post left me absolutely exhausted.  So, I have to rethink my daily schedule and […]

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The Eternal Riddle of Time

Time is a precarious thing.  Something we think we know, we think we have; like a fickle lover whose adoration one moment feeds and sustains your soul then obliterates your heart for amusement. For the bereaved, for those of us left behind, the grief is unbearable enough without having to grapple with this eternal riddle […]

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